We encourage you to take the Leave No Trace Quiz before purchasing a hangtag: LNT Quiz
The A.T. hangtags distributed by the ATC are designed to hang from a hiker’s backpack during their attempts to complete all 2,190+ miles of the Trail, whether in one continuous thru-hike or over a series of section hikes. The front features the A.T. logo and the year of the attempted thru-hike and the back provides Leave No Trace information and a blank area where hikers can personalize the tags with a registration number, Trail name, or other information. The hangtags are in the shape of an elliptical triangle, the same shape as the Appalachian National Scenic Trail logo.
The ATC developed the A.T. hangtags in 2015 when the voluntary thru-hiker registration program began, now known as ATCamp. Registering your hike on ATCamp helps hikers choose less crowded starting dates for their hikes, which helps reduce overcrowding and the subsequent damage to the Trail and its surrounding environment.
In addition to providing a way for hikers to celebrate their thru-hike attempts, the primary purpose of the A.T. hangtag is to promote sustainable hiking practices aligned with Leave No Trace principles.
Mike (Submitted on Feb 20th 2023)
Nice to be able to get the years we missed picking up tags on our section hikes
Bryan (Submitted on Feb 9th 2023)
Quick shipping and delivery! The two hang tags I purchased are wonderful souvenirs for any friend of the AT. I just wish I could purchase one for 2020.
Unknown (Submitted on Feb 2nd 2023)
Got the hang tag as a reminder
Christopher Raborn (Submitted on Jan 14th 2023)
I was glad to find this. I also hiked in the years 2016 & 2017. I will buy those once they have more.
Unknown (Submitted on Nov 17th 2022)
Quick and professional. I was surprised at how fast the hang tag arrived via USPS.
Unknown (Submitted on Oct 27th 2022)
I had a gap in my collection, but ATC filled that gap with just one e-mail request to them and their reply with a link to the ATC store. Done.